Many manufacturers are recognizing their legacy manufacturing execution systems (MES) no longer serve business or IT needs, so they’re left with a critical choice – to upgrade or to replace their MES.
As a systems integrator and expert in the MES domain, Flexware Innovation helps its clients answer evaluate their options and make this important decision. Deciding to make changes to your legacy system is not always a black or white answer. While cost and risk of upgrading or replacing the mission-critical plant information system is large, the cost and risk of doing nothing is high as well.
Finally, if you’re not happy with your current MES system, then consider doing more research and/or hiring an internal or external “steward” to help you weigh the pros and cons of making a change. MES solutions can be complex, but by hiring an internal or external “steward” to research solutions, companies can minimize risks. The stewards defined should have deep process knowledge, understand the history of the solution, and be ready and able to move the solution forward as business needs change.
To learn about the five most common risks manufacturers face when deciding if it’s the right time to replace or enhance their legacy system, download our eBook 5 Risks of Sticking with a Legacy MES.
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